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UltimateReloader
10-19-2011, 22:13
I'm running a poll to continue the endless debate on whether or not cleaning primer pockets is worthwhile... Feel free to participate if you want. :)

http://ultimatereloader.com/2011/10/19/poll-do-you-ever-clean-primer-pockets/

freakshow10mm
10-19-2011, 23:07
Depends.

Personal ammunition: Unless it's for a match where I could win money, hell no.

Commercial ammunition: Always.

Zombie Steve
10-19-2011, 23:24
Pistol? No.

Rifle? Yes.

steve4102
10-20-2011, 00:04
Rifle yes clean and uniform. Pistol, never.

El_Ron1
10-20-2011, 00:33
Nyet.

skeeter7
10-20-2011, 01:35
Nope.

sig357fan
10-20-2011, 02:12
deprime before tumbling, if that qualifies as cleaning primer pockets, then yes on all brass.

sig357fan

ZekerMan
10-20-2011, 03:03
Rifle yes....pistol no

Uncle Don
10-20-2011, 04:39
Yes on rifle, no on handgun

DWARREN123
10-20-2011, 04:49
No but I have never seen one of mine as dirty as the one on the left.

hdsteve69
10-20-2011, 04:53
Nope .

frankmako
10-20-2011, 05:07
pistol no, rifle sometimes.

rewster
10-20-2011, 05:25
Used to clean um all ! Now I don't !!

Kentucky Shooter
10-20-2011, 05:33
Pistol? No.

Rifle? Yes.


This for me as well.

DoctaGlockta
10-20-2011, 07:12
Not usually. Unless I'm having a hard time seating a primer.

unclebob
10-20-2011, 07:27
Hunting rifle yes, Plinking rifle no.
Pistol No.

rpgman
10-20-2011, 08:16
pistol no

have not starting loading for rifle yet, but I will once I start.
Greg

ColoCG
10-20-2011, 08:43
Rifle=Yes

Pistol= No

Gunnut 45/454
10-20-2011, 08:50
Yes to both! I'm not a high volume reloader usually 20 to 50 rounds per loading period so I clean all pockets! Is it a PITA yes, but it does mkes for better rounds. Never had a dud round because of it!:supergrin:

Beanie-Bean
10-20-2011, 08:52
.45 ACP = yes, because of the different primer sizes that have been showing up in my brass.

I use a large primer pocket cleaner to catch the SPP cases, because they really all look the same after a while, especially during sorting just after tumbling.

njl
10-20-2011, 09:03
Depends on what you mean by clean. Since rifle brass gets lubed before decapping/sizing, and then tumbled again (to remove the lube), the pockets might get cleaned a little...but I don't do any specific pocket cleaning.

In fact, I'm considering removing the decapping pin from my rifle sizing dies (I have a universal decapper in my loading tool head) so I don't have to worry about the possibility of tumbling media getting stuck in the pockets. Anyone do that? If the primers are properly seated, they shouldn't interfere with trimming on a trimmer that trims based on brass OAL, should they?

fredj338
10-20-2011, 09:16
Like most, rifle rounds yes, handgun rounds no.

Hogpauls
10-20-2011, 09:39
^This^

nastytrigger
10-20-2011, 09:58
I'm loading 200 rounds every two weeks. 100 9mm's. 100 .45ACP's. I'm still new to reloading, but I do clean all primer pockets. Sometimes, I get a lot of residue out, so I think it's worth.

GioaJack
10-20-2011, 10:24
The butler absolutely refuses to clean pistol primer pockets, says it's a waste of time since the man who can hold steady enough to to tell the difference isn't born yet and his mother is dead... my butler is an uppity bastard. :fist:


Jack

Zombie Steve
10-20-2011, 10:28
He might be more understanding if you made him tumble the brass first. Your butler hasn't seen the gold color of brass for what... 30 years?

IndyGunFreak
10-20-2011, 10:37
Nope.

Tpro
10-20-2011, 11:08
Absolutely. But with the SS media system it does all the work for me:supergrin:

creophus
10-21-2011, 08:03
Nope.

Boxerglocker
10-21-2011, 09:20
.223 55g plinking and TAC rifle match loads no, heavier 62g and above for precision yes... uniform them as well.
Pistol never.

Dogue
10-21-2011, 09:24
Pistol - No
Rifle - Rarely

MtnBiker
10-22-2011, 16:59
nicht

norton
10-22-2011, 18:28
Pistol? No.

Rifle? Yes.

Ditto.

PrecisionRifleman
10-22-2011, 18:30
Pistol? No.

Rifle? Yes.

Same here

argy1182
10-22-2011, 18:38
I just do pistol and never clean the primer pocket. Haven't had an issue thus far.

marvin
10-22-2011, 18:51
pistol-no

rifle-no

when i started loading rifle the guy showing me said you had to for best accuracy, i said prove it. so we went to the range and shoot groups with both and couldn't tell the difference with his .308 or my .223

maybe a benchrest shooter needs to clean primer pockets, but not for me.

LASTRESORT20
10-22-2011, 19:05
Yes........

ursoboostd
10-23-2011, 08:51
Only for the bolt action rifle ammo. -Wade-

Giddyupgo55
10-23-2011, 08:55
Not very often. I will look at them and clean as needed.

shotgunred
10-23-2011, 10:21
What is a primer pocket?

I guess that makes me a NO!

bush pilot
10-23-2011, 18:01
Not usually. Unless I'm having a hard time seating a primer.

That's why I keep a hammer and punch on my bench.

alank2
10-23-2011, 18:12
Hi,

I never have, but for any critical ammo I use new brass so it is a non issue.

Good luck!

Alan

FLSlim
10-24-2011, 07:02
Never have seen a reason to make me want to go to the trouble.